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Green Waste Recycling & Mulch Centre

The City of Adelaide‘s green waste recycling and mulch centre is open to residents and the public for the dumping of organic material and to purchase quality mulch and compost.

The Centre is located on War Memorial Drive, North Adelaide.

Phone: 8203 7502

Business Hours:

Tuesday – Friday:  7:30am – 3:00pm    

Saturday: 9.00am – 3:00pm              

Closed on Sunday, Monday and Public Holidays

Green Waste Dumping

For City of Adelaide’s  rate paying residents - FREE (up to four loads per year).

For all others including  Non -City residents the following fees apply:

Green Waste Dumping Guide Cost
City of Adelaide Residents (4 loads / year) Free- when a current rates notice and identification are produced
6 x 4 Trailer
Level / Raised / Caged
$38.00 / $45.00 / $51.50 
7 x 5 Trailer and above minimum charge
Level / Raised / Caged
$45.00/ $51.50 / $59.00 
Large trucks and trailers  $17.50/m³

The Centre is NOT licensed to accept the following materials: 

  • Asbestos
  • Copper Chrome Arsenate (CCA) Treated timber
  • Chemicals
  • Electronic materials (E-waste)
  • Construction waste
  • General waste
  • Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF)
  • Plastic
  • Soil/Fill

For information on how to dispose any of the above materials in an environmentally friendly manner, contact Zero Waste SA’s - Recycle Right Hotline: 1300 137 118

Park Lands Mulch and Compost

The Centre recycles green waste into a variety of mulches and compost that are available for sale to the public from the Centre.

Mulch is very beneficial for your garden in the following ways:

  • Helps retain moisture in the soil.
  • Cools the root zone of plants which lowers transpiration of moisture from the plant.
  • Builds soil structure and adds nutrients (fertilizer is still recommended).
  • Aids micro-organisms that are beneficial to plants and soil.
  • Helps prevent salinity problems by reducing evaporation.
  • Introduces organic material into poor soils.
  • Looks good!
Parklands Coarse Mulch $25/m3

Low cost, good quality mulch ideal for large areas, informal gardens or sloping sites. It has a natural appearance has the ability to stay in place more readily than other finer products. If applied 100mm thick, it should last approximately two years.


Park Lands Coarse Mulch Plus $49.50/m3

A combination of our coarse mulch and 20% compost, this mulch provides the extra benefit of boosting the soil more quickly than the coarse mulch alone. It is ideal for any plant or garden that would benefit from application of compost e.g Roses, vegetables and fruits.

Parklands Fine Mulch $50.00/m3

An attractive looking due to its  finer appearance. A favourite with landscape contractors, this mulch is ideal for smaller gardens or gardens that requires a formal appearance.

Parklands Fine Mulch Plus (Super) $70.50/m3

A combination of our Fine mulch and 20% compost, this mulch  not only looks good but plants love it! This mulch is ideal for any plan or garden that would benefit from compost yet requiring a formal appearance

Park Lands Compost $81.50 /m3

A premium compost ideal for improving soil structure, increasing nutrient content, warding off plant diseases and saving water. It’s ideal for adding organic matter to both sandy and clay soils.


Park Lands Special Soil $81.50 /m3

An all-round soil used to establish new garden beds, top up existing garden beds and in place of a sandy loam when you want added benefits from organic matter.

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